New Cafe Review: The Espresso Bar at the British Library

By tikichris Last edited 111 months ago
New Cafe Review: The Espresso Bar at the British Library


Restaurateur and the founder/chairman of Peyton and Byrne Limited, Oliver Peyton has decided to offer tasty footnotes for library goers with his latest venture. Located on Euston Road as part of the British Library Complex, Peyton's Espresso Bar offers quality eats, freshly roasted coffees and, most important to our humble opine, churros and hot chocolate.

On our visit this morning, we were more than chuffed to receive a cup of long and warm churros squeezed out of a big, shiny, new churro maker. Dusted with cinnamon and sugar and served with an espresso cup helping of fairly thick hot chocolate, this £2.70 indulgence means more delicious library study breaks. And mere knowledge (or catching a whiff) of these fried dough yummies should improve vastly anyone's King's Cross/Euston Road trudge. With its takeaway window, outdoor seating and bar with a street view, the Espresso Bar is a nifty spot to watch the world go by. Indeed, the bar's proximity to St Pancras guarantees prime people watching.

The Espresso Bar is located at the British Library, 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB. Visit for more details.

Photography by Chris Osburn

Last Updated 30 October 2009